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Shawn Bhagat

Canada

Hello, my name is Shawn and I'm a Canadian English Teacher, living in Canada. I have been teaching English to students of all ages and levels for 7 years. I graduated with a bachelor of music in 2012 and obtained my 140 hour TESOL certificate with a 20 hour in-class practicum while working abroad in South Korea in 2017. Currently, I am living in Canada, and have been teaching online to students all over the world for the past 4 years.
My approach draws heavily from my own experience, as well as, true and tested methods that I employ depending on the student or class. My students would say that I'm patient, understanding but also quite rigorous; this is because it is very important to me that my students learn something each and every lesson that is practical, relatable, and concise. I also depend on my students to communicate their goals and how they learn best - after all - there's no one who knows us better than ourselves.
My lessons are designed to induce as much discussion and critical thinking as possible. I do this by meticulously matching you to lesson content that is relatable to your life. The structure of our classes will present a topic through an article, video or piece of music; we will then practice this concept in a variety of ways, depending on your learning style; finally I will ask you to produce on your own to show a thorough understanding of the topic that was presented at the beginning of class.
Thank you so much for reading, and I'll see you soon!

[Available Language]
Teaches English
Speaks Korean (Beginner)

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        [SAMPLE LESSION]Sample ANY class of YOUR choosing :)

        Level : Intermediate

        Language : English

        Hello! I see that you have clicked on my sample class. Excellent. I bet you're wondering, "What are we going to do? Is it going to be awkward? Does this guy know what he's doing?" - All of these questions are totally fair and I'll answer those for you right now :) The first meeting will largely be getting to know each other. However, another large part of this first meeting is to assess your level and learning tendencies so that I can create a learning environment specifically for you to succeed and reach your goals. If there is a class not listed on my profile, please inquire and I'll be happy to accommodate your needs :) Talk soon, Shawn

        • 1time 1 time = 30min
        • 10 lingco 1 lingco = 1dollar
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        Weekly Group Discussion Class - "Unconscious Bias" - MAX ~ 6…

        Level : Intermediate

        Language : English

        This class provides a safe, understanding and non-judgmental environment to discuss, understand and re-evaluate our own perspectives on society, ourselves, and how we express those views to others. This week's topic: Unconscious Bias We live in uncertain times with significant challenges to overcome and it is important we take time to talk and understand the issues that affects humans as a whole. I'm sure you have heard about mass protests in the United States and around the world demanding an end to systematic racism and discrimination. Unconscious bias is something that has drawn a lot of attention because it is different from overt racism and is difficult to recognize in others, but most importantly, ourselves. * THURSDAY @ 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM * * Max: ~6 students *

        • 2time 1 time = 30min
        • 5 lingco 1 lingco = 1dollar
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      • Composition and Literature: A Handbook and Anthology

        Level : Advanced

        Language : English

        To achieve success, students must learn how to write effectively. Your teachers will assess your progress in most of the courses you take partially based on writing assignments they will require you to complete. In the future, your college instructors and even your employers will also assess the quality of your work based, in part, upon your ability to communicate in writing clearly and intelligently. There is a process to follow to complete most school writing assignments successfully and effectively. You must access and acquire the knowledge you will need to give substance to your work; compose a thesis, which will provide readers the main or controlling idea you wish to express; shape the knowledge, the content you have accessed and acquired into an outline, to make certain your readers will follow your train of thought, as you develop your thesis; write a first draft; revise that draft, usually more than once; and edit the draft, carefully correcting errors in sentence grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling. If you have used information you took from books, articles, and internet sources in your assignment, you must check to make certain you have acknowledged those sources carefully and accurately. The way in which the writing process is described above may make it seem straightforward and linear. Note carefully that it is usually not. You may refine your thesis after you have written a draft. You may acquire a new research source halfway through the process and refine the content of your essay as a result. You will revise and edit your work as you are writing, even if you apply the finishing touches to your work just before you hand it in. Writing is much more of a recursive than a linear process.

        • 2time 1 time = 30min
        • 20 lingco 1 lingco = 1dollar
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      • Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

        Level : Advanced

        Language : English

        The main questions in the philosophy of mind are derived from puzzles involving trying to develop a coherent theory of the nature and functions of the mind. Beginning with the nature of the mind, they include: Are minds separate from bodies or is the mind really just the body? If the mind is immaterial and the body material, how do they interact? How can this fit in with science? If the mind is just the body, then how is consciousness explained? How can we have experiences or free will to think and act? How can we explain the special relationship we seem to have with knowing our own mental states?

        • 2time 1 time = 30min
        • 20 lingco 1 lingco = 1dollar
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      • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

        Level : Advanced

        Language : English

        This class provides you with an overview of entrepreneurship and of the language of entrepreneurship. The challenges associated with defining entrepreneur and entrepreneurship are explored, as is an overview of how entrepreneurship can be studied. The objective is to enable you to apply current concepts in entrepreneurship to the evaluation of entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the venturing environment. You will develop skills, including the capability to add value in the new venture sector of the economy. You will acquire and practice evaluation skills useful in consulting, advising, and making new venture decisions.

        • 2time 1 time = 30min
        • 20 lingco 1 lingco = 1dollar
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        TOEFL / IELTS / TOEIC Preparation

        Level : Intermediate

        Language : English

        This course is for anyone who needs a little extra help preparing for their upcoming TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC examinations. You will learn tips and tricks on how to pass, and ACE your exam. This is a 60 minute course designed to focus on 1 of the 4 sections of your exam (reading/listening/speaking/writing)

        • 2time 1 time = 30min
        • 20 lingco 1 lingco = 1dollar
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  • Review (3)
      • 박상은

        2019-08-30 10:14:02

        I had a class yesterday with Shan, and, I had so much fun with him I didn't even know the time was passing. And I want to meet this teacher whenever I want to lead a class like my friend, and if he make a course class, I want to take a long time together.

      • LEE SO

        2020-05-28 17:30:32

        English class with Shawn was a lot of fun. He kept coming up with new conversation topics, so I could speak in English with various things, which was really helpful. Also, he gave me some pieces of advice such as how to come up with English words more easily when I am in conversation. Overall, it was very helpful. I think my English speaking skill can get better if I keep taking his class.

      • mokran

        2020-06-01 13:52:59

        Although I had a brief casual talk with Shawn on the other day, I could feel that he has an inherent capability of making a class so much natural and entertaining. He was very attentive through out the course of the class with his sense of humor which is quite light-hearted not to mention of an uplifting manner. I would definitely recommend his classes to someone who's trying to find not only an informative, but also an amusing class.